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in the downfall of the soviet union. but speaking as an engineer, i'm proud to say a lot of u.s. navy personnel stepped up to the plate right after the three mile island accident and improved safety of the nuclear system in the united states. the design of that nuclear reactor at three mile island was much, much better than at chernobyl. >> we have 31 designed nuclear plants in the united states that are similar to the one over at fukushima right now, the one causing the great concern right now. do you think we have a better backup system than they do? they don't have a good one, because it was undermined by the tsunami. it affected the battery backup to the diesel system, none of it worked. they ended up putting in seawater, which is destroying their plant, as an extreme measure. how are we in that regard? in terms of nuclear diesel backup, battery backup, do we have all these backup systems? >> we do. and there are parts of the united states and california where there are two nuclear plants at diablo canyon and san aknow frey where concerns have been raised about sieismic activity. in fact, i
as a nuclear engineer in the u.s. navy, and i'm proud to say that a lot of u.s. navy personnel stepped up to the plate right after the three mile island accident and improved safety of the nuclear system in the united states. the design of that nuclear reactor at three mile island was much better than chernobyl. >> we have 31 designed nuclear plants in the united states that are similar to the one in fukushima, causing great concern right now. do you think we have a better back up system than they do? they didn't have a good one because it was undermine by the tsunami that turned off the electricity and affected the battery back up. none of it worked. they ended up putting in sea water which is destroying their plants which is an extreme matter. how are we with battery back up. do we have these back up systems? >> we do. there are parts of the united states in california where there are two nuclear plants where concerns have been raised about seismic activity. there are a lot of faults in california. in fact three years ago in 2008 a fault was found near the diablo canyon site. the regula
in aid from the u.s. as ronald reagan, which joined dozens of japanese vessels and will be a base to deliver supplies to camps in the stricken areas. other american warships are on the way or standing by. at the request of the japanese government, seasons and rescue teams from california and virginia arrived on sunday with tracker dogs to help search for survivors. their last international deployment was a year ago in the aftermath of the haiti earthquake. the 75-person unit consists of doctors, paramedics, engineers, and firefighters and have enough food and water to make them self-sufficient for 10 days. and the fund raising has also begun. with international charities calling for the millions of dollars that will be needed in the months and years ahead. jane o'brien, bbc news, washington. >> for more on the disaster in japan, go to the bbc website of the latest news and analysis, including aerial views. bbc.com/news. you are watching world news today from bbc world news would need, -- these are had guns. technicians in japan battled to coal overheating nuclear reactors at the f
mike coffman of colorado. also discussion on u.s. border security with immigration and customs enforcement director john morton. after that, we will talk about the centers for disease control and diagnosed diabetes at 7:00 a.m. your on c-span. ♪ >> this week, a discussion on foreign policy and nation- building. our guest is john hulsman, senior research fellow at the hague centre for strategic studies. he is also president and co- founder of his own international relations consulting firm. >> i want to start by asking you a simple question, what do you do? >> by on a political risk consultancy and i advise governments banks and businesses about what is like to live in the new world we live in a rising powers and declining america and a declining europe. how do you make money and create jobs? it is a complicated and scary place. it is more creative and i will do it for clients and the more honest than a where do you live? >> i live in germany will have my head office. the dutch government is one of my clients. >> why would somebody hire you? >> i have a unique background. i ha
that there is something more beyond the boundaries of the u.s.a. and there is a big world with a lot of people living who are affected by decisions. >> host: it gives them a more global tears. we are talking about your book, "the obamas: the untold story of an african family." we have been looking at president obama's lineage through his father's side in africa and kenya. what's the one thing to rest. he ran not a further. we are not discussing whether obama was born in hawaii or kenya. you think he was born quite clearly in hawaii. now there are people with her certificate of all kinds circulating on the internet. this is an issue that doesn't seem to go away. so, let's put it to rest a little bit. why are you confident that obama was born in hawaii? >> guest: is not even an issue in britain. it's not a big deal. i understand constitutionally you have to be born an american territory to become president, so that's why it's a big thing. so i thought well, that's really have a close look and examine what the argument is. now, the first thing is he wasn't born in hawaii. and yet, the department of health h
-the security adviser is a point of contact. such as the u.s. system of the government that has a national security adviser to the president. the french government has a specific adviser on foreign security to the president. it provides a counterpart for those countries. >> how has the nic improved crisis management? >> it gives us the opportunity to have information from the services in real time. as we go through what has been happening in north africa, it has enabled us to cross reference. i think it has enabled us to have l.a. --a in more than one department. it is extremely useful to have somebody we can talk to a commission if we require. for example, if there is a specific issue, that has been -- i also debate it puts education in government that can be expensive. >> last question. how has crisis management, are you looking at what prices management has done -- crisis management has done and ways to change or improve it? >> i think that is how it was originally conceived. it's first and overriding task is strategic. it is important to have that distinction between the large a scale
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